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DNA as Nanoscale Building Blocks

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Abstract:

The use of DNA as programmable building blocks to achieve highly-definable nanostructures, termed as DNA nanotechnology, has offered great opportunities to control matter at a very small scale. Fast growing researches along this direction has led to the emergence of several significant branches of DNA nanotechnology. This review intends to summarize the recent developments in this area. Several topics will be discussed with a focus on the works from the authors' group, including (1) DNA self-assembly and DNA-directed self-assembly, (2) DNA nanomachines, (3) DNA-based electronics, (4) DNA assisted nanofabrications, and (5) DNA computations.

Keywords: ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY (AFM); COMPUTATION; DNA; DOUBLE CROSSOVER; FLUORESCENCE RESONANT ENERGY TRANSFER; NANOFABRICATION; NANOMACHINE; SELF-ASSEMBLY; TRIPLE CROSSOVER

Document Type: Review Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2005.504

Publication date: December 1, 2005

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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